Several events are planned starting Tuesday to help low-income residents of Orleans Parish in need of utility assistance and other Total Community Action Inc. services.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is designed to help low-income households pay their heating and cooling bills, as well as increase their energy self-sufficiency. LIHEAP and community services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments are required. To be eligible for regular LIHEAP services, clients cannot have received assistance in the last six months or have been seen after Aug. 26, 2017. To be eligible for crisis LIHEAP services, clients cannot have received assistance in the last 12 months or have been seen after Feb. 26, 2017.
Doors open at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Uptown John P. Lyons Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.; March 1 at the Algiers Behrman Center, 2529 General Meyer Ave.; and March 2 at the Ninth Ward Sanchez Multi Purpose Center, 1616 Caffin Ave.
Documentation required includes driver license or state ID; Social Security Card for all members of the household; proof of residence; proof of income for all members of the household; food stamp printout from within 30 days; energy bill or disconnect notice (Crisis Only); and household members 18 years or older with no income must complete a zero income form and have a valid ID. Information is at www.tca-nola.org or call (504) 875-2660.